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Old 31st Aug 2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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Union City Blue Announced, Seeking Help

Every now and then a unique mod rolls across your desktop. The Union City Blue modification for UT2004 is now upon us. All that's keeping it from going to public beta is a lack of maps and a little help in the sound department. Keep the spirit of originality alive and help these guys out!

Check the website for the scenario, characters, mechs/vehicles/cyborgs, and even more pics.


I'm writing to let you know about the Mod Union City Blue, it has quietly been in development for the last year or so and is now ready to meet the public. The mod is designed to be a fast paced Vehicle and Mech Team deathmatch type game with a few twists and variations from the FPS norm, set in the devastated Europe of 2082.

The Mod has reached Internal Alpha stage, its feature and graphics complete and is playable online and offline with bots.




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Old 31st Aug 2005, 10:57 PM   #2
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Looks hella cartoony. :\
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Old 31st Aug 2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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I asked if i could help out mapping. They said you are good enouth but you cant make own stactic or textures, so no.

I will cut my throat later, what a mod.
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Old 31st Aug 2005, 11:24 PM   #4
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The vehicles look very Advance Wars styled!
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 12:07 AM   #5
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This is a very intriguing mod. It looks pretty unique for a UT2k4 mod. Interested to see how it turns out (somebody give them a hand!)

Edit: Holy crapcakes, those are dolphins.

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Old 1st Sep 2005, 12:34 AM   #6
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IanW is quite talented and must say he previously worked on other game mod projects including LawDogs Mod....he also has some impressive character work he did which was entered in the MSU contest awhile back......

What's more impressive is that he tugged this one all on his own! I hope he gets the support needed to keep this one going and am sure he's looking for quality people out there.....

Even some quality donated maps would benefit greatly.....
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 01:21 AM   #7
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Wow after reading up on teh site I gotta say this mod seems to be pretty unique and interesting.
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 02:02 AM   #8
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aren't those the same dolphin and walker-models that scored pretty high in the MSUC ?
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 02:41 AM   #9
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Wow, looks pretty leet. Some Anime mecha stuff going on there .
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flying dolphin o_O thats a bit........weird
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 05:03 AM   #11
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Ghost in the shell + Appleseed = some gooooodddd looooking models...

I love it allready.
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 05:12 AM   #12
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Exactly what I was thinking
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 06:07 AM   #13
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That is badass
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 07:18 AM   #14
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Yeah, but it looks like the people walker has different people piloting than the original one.

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aren't those the same dolphin and walker-models that scored pretty high in the MSUC ?
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 07:24 AM   #15
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Yeah, those mech things looks just like in Appleseed 2004.
IMO this looks awesome! I'm loving the cartoon look... even though it reminds me a bit of COR, the style is very fresh indeed.
I love mods that come out of no where and still look good.
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 08:26 AM   #16
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This is going to be kickass if it's fun to play
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 10:25 AM   #17
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I'm loving the mech and vehicle designs, everything looks so smooth, rounded and polished and the texturing is superb, I hope this turns out to play as good as it looks, and has offline play support.
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 10:28 AM   #18
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Red face how about a custom clawfist map

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Old 1st Sep 2005, 10:42 AM   #19
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aren't those the same dolphin and walker-models that scored pretty high in the MSUC ?
Most likely because it's the same modeler..

But yeah, I've been watching this mod grow in secrecy over at PolyCount, and so far every pic of it has rocked my boat!

Dub and others ~ The modeler himself was trying to get the Appleseed feel, so to me it doesn't really come as a surprise.
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Old 1st Sep 2005, 11:16 AM   #20
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Thanks for all of your comments.

The mod is very heavily inlufence by Masamune Shirow's Manga, Appleseed, Ghost in the shell and Dominion Tank Police, but I've tried not to make it exact copy of anything in particular and throw in a few ideas of my own.

The dolphin model and the girl in the exo skeleton are based on the U2003 models I made called Neofin and Exoslave, these did quite well in the MSUC.
UCB was orginally meant to just be a tank mod, but after working on it for a bit I realised these two models would fit in nicely. They have been upgraded with extra polygons, more suitable textures, new weapons and new animations. They are not player models anymore though, the code actually treats them as vehicles. .

If you want to play with them, the UT2003 player model versions are still available on places like Skin City. They work in UT2004, apart from the fact they don't have a vehicle driving animations, but they are really to big and oddly shaped to fit in the driving seats properly anyway.
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